Serbia is a candidate country for EU membership. The European Union opened accession negotiations with Serbia in 2013.
EIGE has been working with Serbia to build their capacity in gender equality since 2013. Serbia was the first country outside the European Union to launch a Gender Equality Index in 2016. EIGE collects data on women and men in decision-making positions in Serbia since 2011.
The European Commission funds the cooperation under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA).